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The Epic of Gilgamesh By Shin-eqi-unninni
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The story centers on a friendship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu. Enkidu is a wild man created by the gods as Gilgamesh's equal to distract him from oppressing the people of Uruk. Together, they... More > journey to the Cedar Mountain to defeat Humbaba, its monstrous guardian. Later they kill the Bull of Heaven, which the goddess Ishtar sends to punish Gilgamesh for spurning her advances. As a punishment for these actions, the gods sentence Enkidu to death. The second half of the epic focuses on Gilgamesh's distress at Enkidu's death, and his quest for immortality. In order to learn the secret of eternal life, Gilgamesh undertakes a long and perilous journey. He learns that "The life that you are seeking you will never find. When the gods created man they allotted to him death, but life they retained in their own keeping."< Less
The Gilgamesh Epic By Morris Jastrow, Albert T. Clay
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An old Babylonian version of the Gilgamesh epic, on the basis of recently discovered texts. Among the earliest known works of literary fiction. Scholars believe that it originated as a series of... More > Sumerian legends and poems about the mythological hero-king Gilgamesh, which were gathered into a longer Akkadian poem much later; the most complete version existing today is preserved on 12 clay tablets in the library collection of the 7th century BCE Assyrian king Ashurbanipal. Gilgamesh might have been a real ruler (ca. 27th century BCE). The essential story revolves around the relationship between Gilgamesh, who has become distracted and disheartened by his rule, and a friend, Enkidu, who is half-wild and who undertakes dangerous quests with Gilgamesh. It is about their becoming human together, and has a high emphasis on immortality. A large portion of the poem illustrates Gilgamesh's search for immortality. The epic is widely read in translation, and the hero, Gilgamesh, has become an icon of popular culture.< Less
Epic of Gilgamesh: Review Guide By Total Class Notes
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Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!!

This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of The Epic... More > of Gilgamesh. The guide includes:   ·         A short summary of the entire novel ·         The major themes and their relationship to the storyline ·         A character guide with brief details on each role ·         Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary ·         A few potential essay topics with possible answers.   Stay tuned for upcoming updates that will include practice quiz questions!< Less
Gilgamesh, The New Translation By Gerald J. Davis
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The EPIC OF GILGAMESH is the oldest story that has come down to us through the ages of history. It predates the BIBLE, the ILIAD and the ODYSSEY. The EPIC OF GILGAMESH relates the tale of the fifth... More > king of the first dynasty of Uruk (in what is modern day Iraq) who reigned for one hundred and twenty-six years, according to the ancient Sumerian King List. GILGAMESH was first inscribed in cuneiform writing on clay tablets by an unknown author during the Sumerian era and has been described as one of the greatest works of literature in the recounting of mankind's unending quest for immortality.< Less
An Old Babylonian Version of the Gilgamesh Epic By Anonymous
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The Epic of Gilgamesh is roughly 4000 years old, making it one of the earliest known works of written literature. It comes from Mesopotamia (aka ancient Iraq), and features the Sumerian legends of... More > the mythological hero-king Gilgamesh, who was actually thought to be a real ruler in the 27th century BC. The epic involves the king Gilgamesh - who has become bored and aloof by his rule - and his main homie Enkidu. Enkidu was raised by wild animals and likes to wrestle with Gilgamesh, but it is learned that he was actually created by the gods to distract Gilgamesh so he won't oppress his people. The two of them go on epic adventures, defeating monsters, killing the Bull of Heaven - basically bros just being bros. When the gods kill Enkidu, Gilgamesh gets depressed, and goes on a mission to become immortal. Will Gilgamesh finally gain immortality?< Less
Comparison between the floods in Gilgamesh and Genesis By Keltik Excalibur
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387-word response to: Write a short essay, 150 – 400 words, comparison and contrast essay on the floods in Gilgamesh and Genesis. Use specific details from both—for example, why is... More > humanity being punished (what offenses did the people commit), who warns the builders of the coming flood, what does the god or gods tell the builders to say to those who ask why an ark is being built.< Less
Gilgamesh: The Ancient Epic, Tablets 1-4 By Eric Quinn
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The world's oldest extended story, the Epic of Gilgamesh tells the adventures of the king of the ancient city, Uruk. Born more divine than human, Gilgamesh must accept his fate: he will die. To ease... More > his isolation, the gods send him a companion, Enkidu, and together the two heroes undertake mighty deeds. Then Enkidu dies, and Gilgamesh abandons his royal duties and goes in search of eternal life. This volume tells the first third of the Epic, up until the heroes' arrival at the Cedar Mountain. This new edition, rendered into verse by Eric Quinn, fills in the gaps still remaining in the original materials and concentrates on telling the story as a story, while bringing out the Epic's hidden theme: the struggle between men and women for power. Full of astounding characters and situations, gripping in its intensity, this is a story not to be missed.< Less
Los días de Gilgamesh By Ángel Ruiz Cediel
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Los seres humanos, por razones no comprendidas por la Ciencia, no pueden reproducirse. Una historia no violenta que muestra cómo la sociedad se va contrayendo sobre sí misma a medida... More > que la población se extingue, hasta que finalmente no quedan sino algunos seres que más tienen de homínidos salvajes que de humanos tal y como los conocemos. Una historia en la que don Gilgamesh no envejece, quién sabe si porque él mismo no es un hombre. Literatura en estado puro.< Less
World’s Famous 10 Epics-I: The Epic of Gilgamesh By e-Kitap Projesi
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The world's oldest extended story, the Epic of Gilgamesh tells the adventures of the king of the ancient city, Uruk. Born more divine than human, Gilgamesh must accept his fate: he will die. The gods... More > send him a companion, Enkidu, and together two heroes undertake mighty deeds. Then Enkidu dies, and Gilgamesh abandons his royal duties and goes in search of eternal life. The Epic of Gilgamesh is, perhaps, the oldest written story on Earth. It comes to us from Ancient Sumeria, and was originally written on 12 clay tablets in cunieform script. It is about the adventures of the historical King of Uruk. The translator chose to eliminate Tablet XII for personal reasons, with support from many literary, archaeological, and linguistic experts because it appears to be more of a sequel to the first 11 tablets, containing a story about Enkidu volunteering to retrieve some objects. This translation is based on the "standard" Akkadian "edition", but is filled in with excerpts from the Old Babylonian where necessary.."< Less
Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Study Guide By BookRags.com
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Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others Study Guide consists of approx. 41 pages of summaries and analysis on Mythsfrom Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and... More > Others by Stephanie Dalley.< Less